"I'm pretty much just over the moon," he said. "It feels good to be recognized by other musicians or people that are part of the Grammy voting committee. I'm a voter too, so it's cool. It's like peer recognition, so I can't really argue with that. I think we're honored."
- Nate Ruess
Nate states how he feels about being nominated. If you aren't watching yet, wait till you see how he and the band feel about winning!
Okay, the whole Alice in Wonderland thing is a bit much, but I do think this fairy tale (of sorts) has a real resonance for young women. All the cute little bunnies hopping (and soon huming) a certain way to make that move from childhood to the understandings of adulthood. Don't flip out on me. I'm rough quoting Bruno Bettleheim, "Understanding Fairytales."
SIX time nominated Frank Ocean brings style and substance to the Grammy's. Too much talk about his sexuality, in my opinion. Who cares? It's time to get over it, really. I am just happy to see some really elegant style on the red carpet, combined with great talent.
Are you a fan of Mumford and Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show, or Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros? Well they got together and made an interesting film that just won a Grammy for Best Long Form Video! Check out this trailer for a cool look into three bands on one train headed to New Orleans.
Grammy Awards 2013: Nominees, Winners, and LIVE Updates
Welcome to Grammy time! I will be live blogging here on Policymic this Sunday, to talk about all the crazy outfits and all the drunk celebrities. Will Kanye get up on stage again? Do we care?
Here is a list of the nominees in some of the favorite categories: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, and Best Pop Solo Performance.
Despite the theatrics, there really were so many worthy songs last year, and some amazing new artists. Who knew Goyte would stick in your head like watermelon bubble gum? Who could conceive that Katy Perry would last this long?
Take a quick peek and start thinking about who YOU will be rooting for this year, and if you haven’t checked out some of these albums, maybe give them a chance! You are guaranteed to not be disappointed.
RECORD OF THE YEAR
1. LONELY BOY The Black Keys
2. STRONGER (WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU) Kelly Clarkson
3. WE ARE YOUNG Fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe
4. SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye Featuring Kimbra
5. THINKIN ABOUT YOU Frank Ocean
6. WE ARE NEVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER Taylor Swift
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
1. El Camino; The Black Keys
2. Some Nights; Fun.
3. BABEL; Mumford & Sons
4. Channel Orange; Frank Ocean
5. Blunderbuss; Jack White
SONG OF THE YEAR
1. "The A Team"
3. "Call Me Maybe"
4. "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"
5. "We Are Young"
BEST NEW ARTIST
1. Alabama Shakes
3. Hunter Hayes
4. The Lumineers
5. Frank Ocean
BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
1. "Set Fire to the Rain (Live)"; Adele
2. "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You"; Kelly Clarkson